Kristine Haertl

Professor

651-690-6952

klhaertl@stkate.edu

Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., ACE, OTR/L, FAOTA, has been with St. Catherine University since 1997. She loves teaching and outside of the department has taught additional courses in the psychology department and in the CORE. She too has served for a number of years on the CORE Lead committee.

Within the department, Kristi teaches masters and doctoral courses related to foundations of occupational science, educational methods and practice, sensory-perceptual-cognitive processing, and introductory and advanced mental health practice.

Kristi has been active in mental health research related to peer-supported mental health housing models and exploration of the nature and efficacy of services at a free standing psychiatric occupational therapy clinic. Kristi’s research has lead to legislative changes regarding evidenced based mental health practice in Minnesota and has helped secure funding for the development of Fairweather housing units in Pennsylvania. In addition to full time faculty work, Kristi has served as the Chair of a large mental health board in Minnesota, is currently the President of the Tasks Unlimited Training Center board and on the Executive board for Tasks Inc., and maintains a private practice serving persons with psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities. Kristi was honored to receive the St. Catherine University Faculty of the Year Teaching and Advising Award in 2008, she was Awarded a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) in 2012 and she was inducted into the founding members of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Leaders and Legacy Society in 2015.

Outside of occupational therapy, Kristi has taught group fitness/ aerobics for over 30 years and enjoys activities related to sports and exercise, church, and outdoors. Kristi loves teaching in all venues and in addition to her 2008 Teaching Advising award at St. Catherine University she received Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Awards (2003) on a local, regional and national level.

  • Action research, Qualitative Methodology, and Emerging areas of Practice
  • Heuristic Inquiry
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation- Efficacy of Mental Health Housing Models
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapy and Community Practice
  • Sensory Integration (theory & treatment approaches)
  • Therapeutic Properties of Personal Poetry & Journal Writing
  • Occupation Based Evaluation & Intervention
  • Neurocognitive Approaches to Treatment

Ph.D., Health Psychology
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003

Master of Science, Health Service Administration
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Honor Society, 1987

American Occupational Therapy Foundation Meritorious Service Award (2018)

Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)

Leaders & Legacy Society Founding Inducted Member (2017-Present) *In 2016/2017 the Leaders & Legacy Society separated from AOTF and incorporated as a 501c3.

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Communication Award “for “Outstanding Written and Verbal Contributions Advancing Occupational Therapy” (2015)

Leaders & Legacy Society-Nominated, Approved & Inducted in Inaugural American Occupational Therapy Association Leaders and Legacy Society (2015)

Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2014)

Legacy Circle Member Initiated 2014 <American Occupational Therapy Foundation>

Outstanding Service Award: Granted from Tasks Unlimited Inc. for 25 years of “Outstanding contributions in research, scholarship, and service to the board” (2014)

Research and Travel Grant –For presentation/ research in Japan Capella University (2014)

Numerous Travel / Curriculum Grants: St. Catherine University (1997-Present)

Numerous Service Awards: SSO: USA Research Society (2003-Present)/ Tasks Unlimited (1987-Present)

Roster of Fellows: Awarded to Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (2012)

Faculty Mentor/ “Significant Student Influence” – officially named multiple times by students as either a mentor or “significantly impacting a student” by the various organizations that survey students (e.g. the official mentors that are invited to the student award presentations, the student life survey, etc. (most recently named in the Student Life survey conducted in November of 2011 and again in 2012)

Haertl, K. L. Invited U.S. Representative. Launch of the International Center for Research on Occupation and Mental Health. World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile (2010)

Cambridge Who’s Who in America (2009)

2007-2008 Faculty of the Year-Teaching & Advising Award, St. Catherine University

Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2008)

American Occupational Therapy Association, featured in publication on innovative occupational therapy visionaries in the Vision in Action (2008)

Marquis Who’s Who in America (2007)

One of 3 alumnae from Capella University to Receive the 2006 Honor and Distinction of Inspired People Achieving Greatness

Who’s Who in American Rehabilitation Professionals (2005)

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Research Award “For Excellence in Clinical Work, Teaching, and Research in Mental Health” (2005)

Alumni Travel Grant Award for International Travel and presentation of a Dissertation (an unsolicited grant awarded from Capella University 2005-2006)

Invited Key Note/ Featured Speaker in over 12 Midwestern and National Conferences (2002-Present)

Nominated For CSC Faculty Teaching/Advising Award 4 times (received in 2007-2008)

Invited “Expert” on National Fidelity Standards and Tool Kit Development for Fairweather Mental Health Housing Models (2005-Present)

2003 Group Fitness Instructor of the Year (Won two awards that year on a club, regional and national level—7 selected nationwide)

Wellbridge Corporation (Parent Company of Northwest Athletic Clubs), Midwest Regional Outstanding Employee Service Excellence Award (2002, 2003, 2004)

Ambassador, one of 6 learners selected as an ambassador for the Capella University School of Psychology

One of 12 faculty/staff identified by CSC 2000 softball players as “significantly contributing to the educational experience of students”

Selected as one of Minnesota’s 7 top group fitness/ aerobics instructors and featured in Minnesota Sports Magazine (February 1999)

Outstanding Service Award, University of Minnesota (1998)

MVP Employee for Northwest Athletic Clubs (1997 & 1998)

Nominated for Employment Achievement Award, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC)- 4 years

Outstanding Achievement Award ($1,000 each), AMRTC, 3 years

Numerous Service Awards (Society for the Study of Occupation)

Numerous Service Awards (15+ Awards), Tasks Unlimited Inc.

Service Award, University of MN (1998)

Honorarium for Leadership and Academics, NWNL

Scholarship/ Grant from Citizen’s Scholarship Fund

Multiple Scholarships & Grants for Teaching, Research and Academic Travel

Professor, St. Catherine University, 2011–Present

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University, 2004–Present/Tenured as of 2008

Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 1997–2004

Clinical Consulting Faculty/Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota 1996–1999

Private Practice Occupational Therapist, Medical Assistance Provider, 1990–Present

Senior Occupational Therapist, Anoka Regional Treatment Center, Anoka MN, 1992–1997

Occupational Therapist, Anoka Regional Treatment Center, Anoka, MN, 1988–1992

Occupational Therapist/ Basic Living Skills Coordinator, Tasks Unlimited Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1987–1988

Sr. Aerobics/ Group Fitness Instructor, Northwest Athletic Clubs/ Wellbridge Corporation (now Lifetime Fitness), 1985–Present

Stein, F., & Haertl, K. (In Press). Pocket guide to interventions in occupational therapy. Thorofare NJ: Slack Publications. (Book).

Haertl, K. (In Press). "Journaling as an assessment tool in mental health occupational therapy." In B. Hemphill-Pearson and C. Urish (Eds.), Assessment in occupational therapy mental health. (3rd ed.). Thorofare NJ: Slack Publications.

Haertl, K. (In Press). "Self care." In B. Bonder & V. Dell Bello-Haas (Eds.), Functional performance in older adults (4th ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Haertl, K. (in Press). "Coping Skills." In C. Brown & V. Stoffel’s Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Haertl, K. (2016). "Reviving OT’s roots in mental health: Minnesota’s grassroots mental health action group." OT Practice, 21(21), 13-16.

Haertl, K. (2016). "Utilization focused evaluation: Ten year outcomes of a Fairweather model mental health program: Implications for occupational therapy." Poster proceedings and research synopsis published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy August 2016, Volume 70, 7011510196p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO2033

Haltiwanger, E., Hinojosa, J., Haertl, K. et al. (2016). Part of editorial group. "Commemorative Editorial: The legacy of Franklin Stein, Ph.D, OTR/L FAOTA." Occupational Therapy International, 23, doi:10.1002/oti.1448 ***our entire editorial board wrote this for our last issue of the journal as we all resigned from OTI due to serious concerns about Wiley outsourcing the journal to a less reputable publisher that excessively charges authors.

Haertl, K. (2015). "Interdisciplinary sensorimotor approaches to learning: Applications for populations who are deaf-blind." OT Practice, 20(12), 7–12.

Haertl, K. (2014). Book Editor and Author/ Co-author of 5 chapters and appendix chapter/epilogue. "Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy." Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. (2014). "Evaluation and intervention for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. (2014). "Play, leisure, ADL's and IADL's for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. (2014). "Writing and the development of the self- heuristic inquiry: A unique way of exploring the power of the written word." Journal of Poetry Therapy: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research and Education. Electronic Publication- print version forthcoming.

Haertl, K. (2014). "Care and Caregiving." In J. Hinojosa & M. Blount (Eds.), Texture of Life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy (4th ed.). Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. & Barrett, K. (2014). "Service delivery and family systems for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. & Ross, M. (2014). "Ross's five stage model for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Christiansen, C., & Haertl, K. (2014). "History of occupational therapy." In B. Schell, G. Gillen, and M. Scaffa (Eds.). Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (12thed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Peitzman, C. & Haertl, K. (2014). "Dual diagnosis and medical considerations for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Strategies for occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K., Callahan, D., Markovics, J., & Strouf, S. (2013). "Perspectives of adults living with autism spectrum disorders: Psychosocial and occupational implications." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Journal, 29, 27-41.

Haertl, K. (2012). "Personal narrative: Embracing the Fairweather Model." In B. Kloos, J. Hill & E. Thomas, A. Wandersman (Eds.), Community psychology- Linking individuals and communities (3rd ed.). Florence KY: Cengage Publishing.

(2011, November) the research conducted by Sullivan, Haertl, Dutton, Rydholm and Easter was featured in the AARP Bulletin

Haertl, K. (2011). "Living skill strategies for adults with developmental disabilities." In C. Christiansen & K. Matuska (Eds.), Ways of Living (4rd ed.). Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA Press.

Christiansen, C. H., Haertl, K., Rogers, S. (2011). "Evaluation to plan intervention." In C. Christiansen & K. Matuska (Eds.), Ways of Living (4rd ed.). Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA Press.

Haertl, K. H., Christiansen, C. H. (2011). "Coping skills." In C. Brown & V. Stoffel’s Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for Participation. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Haertl, K. H. (2011). "Fairweather Model: A peer supported environment." In C. Brown & V. Stoffel’s Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for Participation. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Christiansen, C. H., Rogers, S. L., Haertl, K. (2010). "Evaluation and management of daily self care requirements." In W. R. Frontera & J. A. Delisa (Eds.), Physical medicine & rehabilitation: Principles and practice (5th ed., pp. 243-288). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins.

Haertl, K. (2010). "Highly satisfied or eager to please? Assessing satisfaction Amongst allied health outpatients: Invited Commentary." International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(7).

Haertl, K. (2010). "Care and Caregiving." In J. Hinojosa & M. Blount (Eds.), Texture of Life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy (3rd ed.). Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Haertl, K., Behrens, K., Houtujec, J., Rue, A., & Ten Haken, R. (2009). "Factors influencing satisfaction and efficacy of services at a free standing psychiatric occupational therapy clinic." American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 691-700.

Haertl, K. H. (2009). "The occupational frame of reference: Applying the SCOPE-IT model." In P. Kramer, J. Hinjosa, & A. Lubbin’s (Eds.). Frames of Reference for pediatric practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins.

Haertl, K. L. (2009). "Website Author: For C.H." Christiansen & E.J. Townsend (Eds.), Introduction to Occupation: The art and science of living (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. h...

Haertl, K. L. (2009). "Author of Chapter reviews, Learning Activities & Self-Test for 6 chapters." In C. H. Christiansen & E.J. Townsend’s (Eds.), Introduction to Occupation: The art and science of living (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:Prentice Hall.

Haertl, K. H. (2008). "From the roots of psychosocial practice—Therapeutic use of self in the classroom: Practical applications for occupational therapy faculty." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Journal, 24, 121-134.

Christiansen, C. H., Haertl, K. L., & Robinson, L. (2008). "Self care." In B. Bonder & V. Dell Bello-Haas (Eds.), Functional performance in older adults (3rd ed., pp. 267-289). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Haertl, K. H. (2008). "Journaling as an assessment tool in mental health occupational therapy." In B. Hemphill-Pearson (Ed.). Assessment in occupational therapy mental health. (2nd ed). Thorofare NJ: Slack Publications.

Haertl, K. H. (2007). "Sherman & Sherman’s I’m not alone: A teen’s guide to living with a parent who has mental illness. – A clinical book review." Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 31, 171-172.

Haertl, K. H. (2007). "The Fairweather mental health housing model- A peer supported environment: Implications for psychiatric rehabilitation." American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation 10, (2) 149-162.

Haertl, K. H. (2007) "Wong’s Clinical case management for people with mental illness: A biopsychosocial vulnerability stress model- A clinical book review." Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 319-321.

Haertl, K. H. (2007). "Doing, being, becoming." Function First: Newsletter of the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, 107 (4), 6.

Haertl, K. H., Minato, M. (2006). "Daily occupations in persons with mental illness: Themes from Japan and America." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Journal, 22, (19-32).

Haertl, K. "Journal Based Resources Website for Faculty and Students." Hosted by The Worldwide Health Information System Simulated Linkage. Public website resource for faculty and students.

Haertl, K. H. (2006). "The changing face of mental health delivery." Function First: Newsletter of the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, 106 (4), 6.

Haertl, K. H. (2005). "Factors influencing success in a Fairweather Model mental health program." Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 28, 370-377.

Haertl, K. (2004). "Living skill strategies for adults with developmental disabilities." In C. Christiansen and K. Matuska (Eds.), Ways of Living (3rd ed.). Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Haertl, K. (2003). "Evidence Based Mental Health in the Fairweather Model- White Paper." White Paper presented to the Tasks Inc. board and later to the Mn Legislature.

Haertl, K. (2003, February). "Factors Influencing Success in a Fairweather Mental Health Model Organization" (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2003). Dissertation Abstracts International, Publication 30-89453.

Haertl, K. (2018). "Therapeutic benefits of writing: Research and Practice." Poster presentation, World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Capetown South Africa.

Haertl, K. (2018). Series of 10 workshops on maximizing client function and quality of life. Various sites, Minnesota.

Haertl, K., Buxell, L. (2017). "An integrated salon: Visioning the future of occupational science." 90 minute forum at the SSO: USA Annual Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

Haertl, K. (2017). "Sowing the seed: Putting our mental health roots into action." Invited featured speaker at the AOTA Mental Health Specialty Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Haertl, K. (2017). "Therapeutic use of self in practice: Dancing to the beat of the music." Annual John Bazyk Distinguished Speaker, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH.

Haertl, K. (2017). "Therapeutic use of writing in practice: Implications for occupational therapy." Invited Keynote and distinguished guest speaker. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH.

Haertl, K., Leslie, C., Gray, K., Bowman, M. T., & Learnard, L. (2017). "Cultivating a private practice in mental health occupational therapy." AOTA invited featured mental health presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association (100th Anniversary) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Parsons, H., Vogeley, C., & Haertl, K. (2017). "AOTA’s mental health initiatives: Reclaiming our role." AOTA Invited Presenter, American Occupational Therapy Association (100th Anniversary) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Haertl, K. (2016). "Therapeutic benefits of writing: A three phase study." Oral presentation COTEC-ENOTHE international conference, Galway, Ireland.

Haertl, K. (2016). "Therapeutic use of self and the power of occupation: Dancing to the beat of the music." Key note/ Communications talk. Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Bloomington, MN.

Haertl, K. (2016). "Wellness occupations in persons with mental illness: A utilization focused Evaluation project." Presented at the International Joint Occupational Science Conference, Portland, Maine.

Jones, T., Haertl, et al. (2016). "Current state of mental health in Minnesota." Panel presentation and discussion at the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Bloomington, MN.

Haertl, K.L., Ero-Phillips, A. (2016). "Therapeutic use of writing in therapy and the healing properties of writing: Practical applications for occupational therapy." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Mental Health SIG, St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. (2016). "The utility of program evaluation: Ten year outcomes at a mental health housing program." Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, Ill.

Haertl, K., Brennan, C., & Shore, L. (2016). "The changing world of OT." Featured panelists and speakers at the University of Minnesota State of OT Forum.

Haertl, K., Ero-Phillips, A. (2015). "From heuristics to phenomenology: Lessons learned in studying the healing properties of writing." Research paper presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation Research Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Haertl, K., Dummer, H. (2015). "Therapeutic writing: Uses for occupational therapy across the lifespan." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Bloomington, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2015 & 2016). Workshop series (12 workshops)- Strategies to enhance client engagement and occupational performance for those with psychiatric and developmental conditions.Midwest states—3 separate topics covered in the workshops.

Haertl, K. L. (2014). "The utility of program evaluation: Ten year follow up at a mental health housing program." Research paper presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress. Yokohama, Japan.

Sullivan, C., Holmes, C., Wengler, T., Haertl, K., Dunn, L., & Genne, M. (2014). "The importance of a creative dance and storytelling program for senior housing residents." Poster presentation at the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2014). "The lived experience of ASD: Psychosocial and occupational implications." Research Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Haertl, K. L. (2014). Workshop Series (5 workshops) in the Midwest- Strategies to enhance client engagement and participation in persons with developmental and psychiatric conditions.

Haertl, K. L. (2013). "Utilization-Focused evaluation:Occupation based student experiences in program evaluation and development." Coordinator and presenter on a panel entitled: "Occupational engagement in the community: A graduate project experience." SSO: USA Research Conference, Lexington, KY.

Haertl, K., & Dummer, H. (2013). "Therapeutic writing: An interdisciplinary perspective across the lifespan." Workshop and research presentation at the state conference for the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Program, Duluth, MN.

Haertl, K. (2013). "Environmental, occupational, and sensory strategies for maximal function." Series of 5 workshops delivered throughout the state of Mn.

Haertl, K., Sullivan, C. (2012). "Interdisciplinary mixed methods research to examine outcomes in a naturalistic setting." Part of an international panel on research methods at the SSO: USA research conference, Portland, Oregon.

Haertl, K. (2012). "The utility of program evaluation research: A mental health case example," 25th Annual Midwest Deans’ Research Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazo, Michigan.

Sullivan, C., Dutton, L, Haertl, K., Genn’e, M., Rydholm, S., Shafer, K. (2012). "Meaning and impact of creative dance and storytelling in long term care." American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, California.

Haertl, K. (2012). "Factors influencing success in a Fairweather Mental Health Model: A ten year follow up." United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dutton, Sullivan, Haertl, Genne, Rydholm, Shafer, (2011). "The meaning of creative dance and storytelling in long term care: An interdisciplinary perspective- Focus on the Quantitative Results." Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Conference, Boston Massachusetts.

Sullivan, C. N., Haertl, K. L, Dutton, L., Genne, M., Rydholm, S., Shafer, K. (2011). "The meaning of creative dance and story telling in long term care: An interdisciplinary perspective." – Focus on the Qualitative Applications of the Project. Poster presentation at the SSO: USA Research Conference, Deer Valley, Utah.

Haertl, K. L., Markovicks J. (2010). "The lived experience of Autism/ Asperger's: Effects on occupational patterns and participation," 2010 Joint Research Conference: The Society for the Study of Occupation: USA and the Canadian Society for the Study of Occupation. London, Ontario.

Haertl, K. L. (2010). "Factors Influencing Success and Efficacy of Services at a Free Standing Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Clinic," World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Haertl K. L. (2010). "Invited US Delegate." Launch of the International Center for Research on Occupation and Mental Health. World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Haertl, K. L. (2010). "Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration: Strategies for Academic Environments." Featured speaker for Minnesota Department of Education- Presentation to Minnesota-wide Teachers, Administrators and Clinicians.

Haertl, K. L., Stoffel, V., & Brown, C. (2009). "Sowing Seeds of Well Being: Evidenced based Practice in Mental Health." Invited Institute, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Houston, Texas.

Haertl, K. L. (2009). "The Role of Writing in the Development of the self: A heuristic inquiry." 22nd Annual Midwest Deans' Occupational Therapy Research Conference, St. Ambrose University, Davenport IA.

Haertl, K. L. (2009). "Difficult Consumer Behaviors: Matching your Response to the Client." Golden Valley Minnesota. Orion Associates.

Haertl, K. L. (2009). "Making Cookies Taste Right: A Holistic Approach to Maximize Client Function." Golden Valley, Minnesota. Orion Associates.

Haertl, K. L. (2008). "Writing and the transformative self: A heuristic inquiry." National Society for the Study of Occupation Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Haertl, K. L. (2008). "Psychiatric Medications: Implications for OT." Training Course offered By the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (invited presenter). St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2008). "Personal Toolbox for change: Sustaining Personal and Interpersonal Wellness." Best Practices Interdisciplinary Conference: Hosted and sponsored by the College of St. Catherine and Community Partners, St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2008). "Sensory Processing & Sensory Integration: Strategies for Psychiatric And Developmental Populations." Minnesota Provider Education Forum- Hosted by Orion Associates, Golden Valley, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2007). "The Role of Writing in the Development of the Self: Practical Applications For Occupational Therapists." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Rochester, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2007). "Environmental Strategies for Success." Lutheran Social Services, Belle Plaine, MN.

Haertl, K. L., Onaga, E., Stucke, K., & Trepp, A. (2006). "The Current State of Evidenced Based Practice and the Fairweather Model." Member and facilitator for panel: academic discussion presented at The National Coalition for Community Living Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2006). "Peer Supported Mental Health Housing- Why and How it Works." World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Sydney Australia

Haertl, K. L. (2006). "Factors Leading to success in Peer supported mental health housing: Implications for Occupational Therapists." American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Charlotte, NC.

Haertl, K. L. (2006). "Does Emerging Practice Community Based Fieldwork adequately Prepare Students for Practice?" Midwest Dean's Research Conference. St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2006). "Heuristic Inquiry: A Personal Poetic Journey- Basic Strategies for the Use of Journal Writing in Health Care and Education." (Invited Presenter), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Haertl, K. L. (2006). "Sensory strategies and environmental planning for maximal success of those with developmental conditions." MN Provider Training, Dakota-Hennepin Counties.

Haertl, K. L. (2006) "What makes you smile? Sensory Strategies of the Developing Child." (Invited Presenter), Minnesota Department of Education – Birth to 3 Conference. St. Cloud, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2005) "A Poetic Journey Through Life: A Heuristic Application of Writing to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association state conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2005). "Evidenced Based Practice within Fairweather Mental Health Housing Service Delivery- A Follow Up Research Report." Featured Key Presenter to The Pennsylvania Annual OSAMHS Conference (State Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services). Presented to policy makers, service providers, and state mental health administrators—precursor to mental health funding award. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Haertl, K. L. (2005). "Mental Health Concerns of Aging Populations." (Invited Open Panel Presenter) at The White House Conference on Aging Solutions (Designated White House Conference at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference). Long Beach, California.

Haertl, K. L. (2005). "Neurosensory and Neuromotor Considerations for Program Development in Chronic Psychiatric Populations." (Invited Presenter) Presented to the Department of Human Services Administrators, and Minnesota Clinical Cabinet Members. DHS Headquarters, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Haertl, K. L. (2005) "Heuristic Inquiry- Personal and Professional Applications." Presented at the 18th Annual Occupational Therapy Dean's Research Conference, Chicago, Ill.

Haertl, K. L. (2005) "A Holistic Approach to Environmental Set Up and Client Intervention." Quarter Day Training Workshop, Hosted by Meridian Services, Golden Valley, Mn.

Haertl, K. L. (2004) "A Poetic Journey Through Life- Application of Heuristic Inquiry To Occupational Science." National Society for the Study of Occupation, Warm Springs, Oregon.

Haertl, K. L. (2004) "Mental Health Housing: Lodges Work: The Proof is In The Outcome." (Invited Key Presenter), National Fairweather Mental Health Coalition for Community Living Conference, Erie, PA.

Haertl, K. L. (2004). "Sensory strategies for children and adults with Tourettes Syndrome." MN Tourettes Conference, (Invited Key Speaker) Milaca, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2004). "How to make cookies taste right: Strategies to enhance classroom function." (Featured Invited Presenter). U.S. Department of Education Health Promotion Conference. Medora, ND.

Haertl, K. L. et al. (one of several presenters, 2004) "AOTF Taking action to promote participation in the community." American Occupational Therapy Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2004) "Peer supported mental health housing." (Invited Presenter) Earle Brown Continuing Education, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

Haertl, K. L. (2004). "Meaningful occupation in the engagement of those with mental illness." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association SIG Presentation. St. Paul, Mn.

Haertl, K. L. (2003). "Factors Influencing Success in a Fairweather Model Mental Health Program: Strategies for Occupational Therapists." Minnesota Occupational Therapy Conference, Bloomington, Mn.

Haertl, K. L. (2003). "Occupations that Promote Satisfaction and Success in Clients with Mental Illness." National Occupational Science Conference, "Society for the Study of Occupation", Park City, Utah.

Haertl, K. L. (2003). "Promoting Success in Mental Health Clients." (Key note speaker) 2 hour key note speech at The National Coalition for Community Living Mental Health Conference, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Haertl, K. L. (2003). "Factors Influencing Success in a Fairweather Model Mental Health Program." National Occupational Therapy Deans Research Conference, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska.

Haertl, K. L. (2002). "Application of a Mixed Design Qualitative Research Project." One of two Capella University learners selected to present dissertation at the Advanced Qualitative Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Haertl, K. L., (2002). "How to Make Cookies Taste Right- A Presentation on Sensory Processing Strategies and Environmental Adaptations." (Keynote speaker). Midwest Regional Leadership Conference, Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Haertl, K. L., Sullivan, C. ( 2001). "The Do's and Don'ts of Distance Education Teaching And Learning." Classrooms of the Future Conference, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.

Haertl, K.L. (2000). "Sensory strategies for the classroom." Half day conference presented to Three Rivers Head Start. (Invited Presenter-Zumbrota, MN).